If you’re looking for the best smartwatch but don’t have a whole lot of money to spend on one, don’t fret, there are cheaper options out there that don’t suck.
Whether you’re looking for something under $100, or you’re willing to stretch things out to around the $150 mark, you can still live a smartwatch life as good as your Apple Watch and Fitbit Versa-owning friends.
While you might have to make some compromises on aspects, like advanced sports tracking or a luxurious design, you’ll still be able to do things like receive notifications and track your fitness. Of course, watches will be compatible with iOS and Android smartphones too.
If you head over to Amazon, you can pick up a host of smartwatches for as little as $15, but take it from us, those really cheap ones are awful. We know, we’ve played with a bunch of them. So if your wallet can’t stretch to an Apple Watch Series 4 or a Samsung Galaxy Watch, read on for our list of decent cheap smartwatches you can grab without breaking the bank.
Best cheap smartwatches under $100
Xiaomi spinoff Huami has been making budget smartwatches for a while now, but its latest effort is its most compelling. It looks like the lovechild of a Pebble and an Apple Watch, but it also comes with up to 45 days of battery life (30 days if you cut out some features, like constant heart rate monitoring).
Speaking of features, you’re going to get some solid GPS and heart rate performance. It’s also extremely light and comfortable. We wish it was made out of some better materials and did more, but for the price (and that battery life) it’s tough to beat.